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far federal authorities tell nbc's pete williams they haven't found any solid connection among the murders. the mayor of forney, the town nearest to the latest crime scene, is urging residents to stay calm. >> it appears that this was not a random event, that it was a targeted attack. >> reporter: but in this small community outside dallas, neighbors are nervous. >> it is very scary for something like that to happen so close to home. >> reporter: in a recent interview, the district attorney had told the associated press that after that murder two months ago he's carried a gun with him everywhere he went and he was extra careful when answering his door. >> gabe gutierrez in kaufman county, texas, tonight. thank you very much. >>> around the world and the country today, christians celebrated this easter with prayer and pageantry. republican it was . >> reporter: it was a festive holiday pilgrimage. the first family like more than 150 million americans today at easter sunday services. on the jersey shore still slowly recovering from hurricane sandy teenagers celebrated at a sun ri
with the u.s. lester? >> nbc's andrea mitchell in tokyo for us, thank you. >>> back at home with the senate set to take up immigration and gun control this week, one of the lawmakers at the center of both hot-button issues dominated tv screens for a time this morning, drawing some of the sharp lines that will guide the tough debates ahead. nbc's kristin welker is at the white house now to tell us more. >> reporter: appearing on seven news programs today, including two spanish networks, republican senator marco rubio aggressively pushed the bipartisan immigration reform plan. >> what we have in place today, the status quo is horrible for america. >> reporter: rubio is a part of the so-called gang of eight that's spent months working out the details. the legislation is expected to tighten border security while providing a path to citizenship for the roughly 11 million people who are here illegally. >> why isn't it tantamount to amnesty? >> first of all, amnesty is the forgiveness of something. in fact there will be consequences for having violated the law. >> reporter: still, opposition was s
then after that, wm up ll ght. >>> "nbc niy news" next.en mloci >>> onhis saturday night, turning point. hinaelp the u.s. nort a to b wn as the world anticipates the regime's next move? tonight, andrea mitchell reports from beijing. >>> miracle at sea. jet liner crashes and breaks in two, everyone on board survives. >>> fight over guns, on the streets and on capitol hill. an emotional plea from a newtown mother as another republican senator comes out in support of expanded background checks. >>> and the legacy of a pioneering american athlete. our look at the new film about the life and times of jackie robinson. >>> hello, everyone. as we come on the air this evening in the u.s., dawn has broken on another new day in north korea. and the world braces once again for the test of a north korean medium range missile that we have been expecting all week. but in an important new development tonight, china has agreed to step in the middle to try to reign in north korea's threats and ambitions. john kerry has been hopscotching across asia in an effort to dial back tensions. andrea mitchel
impressed so many with her dedication to others. as friends like nbc's atia abawi, who worked with her in afghanistan, reflect on a young life full of meaningful contributions. >> anne was making a difference in the country and the afghan people really respected her, the ones that she touched, the ones that knew her. >> reporter: anne's parents released a statement saying they are consoled knowing that she died doing a job she loved and that she was serving her country by trying to make a difference in the world. >> ron mott in kabul tonight, thank you. >>> still a lot of anxiety tonight over north korea as both the united states and china made moves today to reduce the tension over all the threats coming from that country. nbc's jim maceda watching it again tonight for us from south korea. >> reporter: kim jong-un's regime turning once again to its airways to make a point about its enemy to the south. north korean soldiers released their trained dogs on this effigy of south korea's defense minister, a u.s. ally, says the commentary, who deserved to be chewed to death. but with tension
tell nbc news they believe the north can put a nuclear weapon on a missile, that they have missiles, deliverable nukes, but not ones that could go more than 1,000 miles and reach the united states or south asia. but south korea and u.s. forces there would be in range. and today the north severed a crucial tie with the south, turning away trucks and workers from the kaesong industrial park. a rare joint effort inside north korea that until now had been allowed to continue. in seoul where people tried to shrug off the crisis, there are deep concerns. polls say two-thirds of south koreans want this country to have nuclear weapons. but that would spark an immediate crisis with the north and the risk of nuclear proliferation across asia. secretary of state kerry coming here next week is already sending a message. >> the last thing the world needs is more nuclear nations. >> reporter: but south koreans worry about the new young leader in the north. north korea can't realize its threat to attack the mainland united states with a nuclear weapon, but does have more capacity than u.s. officia
there is too much diagnosis and too much medication. robert bazell, nbc news, new haven, connecticut. >>> there is fear and anger in kaufman county, texas, after the murder of a district attorney and his wife over the weekend. mike mclelland is the second prosecutor in the area killed in as many months. this comes in the wake of the murder of colorado's prison chief last month. investigators say they are examining any and all leads. gabe gutierrez is with us from kaufman county texas, tonight. gabe, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. according to a search warrant released this afternoon, police are looking at several things including -- and they say that the d.a. and his wife were shot multiple times. they are now subpoenaing cell phone records looking for clues. so far there is no evidence to definitively link any of the murders. today under the watchful eye of armed guards employees reported for work. >> definitely concerned. >> reporter: that concern comes as a manhunt is under way for a killer. district attorney mike mclelland and his wife cynthia were found shot to
is over, the investigation of what motivated the suspects is just beginning. nbc's national investigative correspondent, michaelis isakoff, has spent the day looking into the matter. >> investigators are intensely focused on the background of the tsarnaev brothers and what drove them to terrorism. meanwhile, federal prosecutors are prepared to file criminal terrorism charges that could carry the death penalty against the surviving 19-year-old suspect. the younger suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev, captured live last night, is under guard at a boston hospital. federal agents are waiting to question him. as soon as his medical condition allows, about whether he had any accomplices or overseas connections. authorities believe his older brother, tamerlan, killed in a gun battle early friday morning while wearing explosives strapped to his chest, may have instigated the plot and persuaded dzhokhar to join him, but why? the brothers originally from chechnya, were raised in the u.s., living in the same house, and seemed to fit in. both were athletic. dzhokhar, a wrestler, and tamerlan, a boxer. who hop
>> announcer: nbc bay area news begins with breaking news. >> more than a hundred years of history burned to the ground. fire crews on the scene of a devastating fire on first street, right near 280. the former home of the recently closed favor's bike shop. >> good evening, everyone. >> for historians and cyclists in the south bay, this is a landmark. we bring in nbc bay area george kitiyama who brings us details of the breaking story. >> reporter: firefighters have just knocked down this fire. they're still trying to put out some of the hot spots. this building is old. firefighters are describing it as a victorian type of home. here's a photo that was taken at the height of the fire. and when the firefighters got out here, around 9:30, as you can see the photo, they saw flames comie ining out of every window of the second floor. we just learned the building is vacant. there are still a lot of challenges facing the firefighters. >> there was initially some problems with collapse. we also had problems with electrical wires that are dropping down on top of our fire apparatus. there w
. nbc's janet shamlian has the story. >> reporter: federal agents arrested karate teacher dutschke at his mississippi home. tonight, he's charged with possession of a biological agent with intent to use as a weapon. the latest chapter in a bizarre investigation after ricin laced letters were sent to president obama, senator roger wicker and a mississippi judge. when investigators searched his house and studio earlier this week, the 41-year-old denied any involvement. >> i had absolutely nothing to do with those letters and the person accused of sending those letters, her defense attorney or his defense attorney said -- steered them in my direction because i was probably an easy target. >> reporter: dutschke was referring to elvis impersonator paul kevin curtis, the man initially arrested for sending the letters. curtis also denied being involved and suggested dutschke might have set him up. he was held six days before terrorism charges were dropped and he was released. >> what did i think? i had never heard of ricin. i thought they said rice and i said i don't eat rice. i said here
. and what brought them together. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. with the country still slowly extricating itself from the war in afghanistan and looming threats in north korea and iran, some hard questions being asked tonight about what, if anything, the u.s. can and should do militarily to end the conflict in syria. the subject has reemerged on to the front burner following indications the syrian regime may have used chemical weapons against its own people. last summer the obama administration suggested such a step would be a trigger for intervention. now the white house wants stronger evidence, even as the call grows louder in washington to act now. nbc's peter alexander has more from the white house. >> reporter: inside syria's civil war, another round of violent clashes today. at least seven rebels reported dead. just days after the u.s. said evidence suggests bashar al assad's regime has used chemical weapons, president obama is facing growing pressure to act with republican lawmakers pushing several options. >> if you could neutralize the a
flight into the wild blue yonder. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. there are mixed messages coming out of north korea tonight where it is already monday morning and the start of that country's most important holiday -- the anniversary of its founding, which is why western intelligence analysts have monday circled on their calendars as the most likely time for north korea to back up some of its recent inflammatory rhetoric with a test launch of its most powerful missile. tonight secretary of state john kerry remains in the region still working the diplomatic options, but vowing once again that the u.s. will protect its allies. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell is traveling with the secretary in japan and joins us now from tokyo. andrea? >> reporter: good evening, lester. john kerry has now opened the door to direct u.s. peace talks with north korea, appealing for a step back from the threat of war, even as though the north has flatly rejected south korea's offer of direct talks with them calling it a "cunning ploy." the contra
island, jean elrie, nbc bay area news. >> santa collar ra sheriff's deputies think he parked. that's the guy in the hooddie that we're talking about. surveillance cameras didn't capture the conversation between them outside. but they wanted you to take a good look at the guy outside. they think it's his friend. >> just a few days ago, a jentle man was found on my balcony trying to break in. luckily, i wasn't home. when i was away about a year ago, my wife was home and three gentlemen show up about 1:00 trying to break in. so the chp came to the scene and held them and they said they were looking to buy real estate in the neighborhood. and the oakland police let him go. >> the governor shared that news during a victim's rally at the state capitol today. >> well, you've been warned. water restrictions will go into effect next week. the stage 1 water storage following a record-dry winter. it will be in effect until october 31st. >> a follow up to a story we first told you last night at 11:00. tonight, the los angerles city attorney filed a claim tonight. it's believed about 1500 patie
off what they fear is coming. that's a devastating flood. nbc's kevin tibbles is with us from fargo tonight. kevin, good evening. >> reporter: brian, it's become a rite of spring, albeit an unwelcome one, as folks in fargo are once again bracing for the red river to overflow its banks. they simply call it sandbag central. >> this is a part of life in fargo. >> reporter: here every spring hundreds of school kids and volunteers spend countless back-breaking hours. >> you have fun making the sandbags because you can talk to your friends. >> to help out the community is good. >> reporter: this contraption is the spider. it doubles and redoubles the number of sandbags that can be filled. this year's goal, one million. they've got to work fast. while winter has stuck around, a lot of snow and ice has to melt. fargo fully expects to endure another year of high water on the red river. many worry it could rival 2009's record of almost 41 feet that cost the city some $50 million in damages. >> the water is coming faster, higher and obviously more frequent now we have had including this year f
of boston. to the aid of the people of boston. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. now the investigation in boston is moving. after a day of fits and starts and several false reports, it appears that from a mountain of evidence has emerged an image, a series of images that likely show the bomber that police are looking for. parts of boston are still shut down. it was another jittery day there after a bomb threat at the federal courthouse this afternoon. this is the bombing scene tonight. we have learned more about the devices themselves as this case, as we said, now picks up speed. while the fbi is urging caution and asking for patience especially from the news media, it appears they have pictures of their suspect. our justice correspondent pete williams has been following the investigation all day. he's in our d.c. newsroom tonight. pete, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. the fbi is pursuing very promising leads. one in particular tonight thanks to the abundance of pictures and videos rounded up in the two days s
that the brothers carjacked an suv thursday night and held the car's owner at gunpoint. he tells nbc news tonight that he escaped when they stopped at a gas station. he described them as "brutal and cautious." he asked that we not identify him, and he declined an on-camera interview, lester. >> pete, it is our understanding criminal charges are being prepared as we speak but there are some on capitol hill who want to ramp this up to an act of war. what other options are there in terms of charging this young man? >> well, he's going to be charged in civilian court. and even the republicans on -- in congress say that they understand that. what they want the government to do is declare him an enemy combatant simply for the purpose of questioning and then turning him back over to civilian authorities for the trial. but tonight the justice department says that's not going to happen. >> all right, pete williams tonight, thank you. >>> as authorities search for answers, they are turning more of their attention to a trip the older brother made last year to the russian republics of chechnya and dagestan,
to iran. north korea shows off its weapons, at least in part it seems, for cash. richard engel, nbc news, seoul. >>> our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell has also just arrived in seoul tonight. that's because secretary of state john kerry is due to arrive just hours from now. andrea, with things so hot, it seems almost quaint, a throwback to ask if there could be diplomatic talks, a diplomatic solution to this. >> reporter: i think the key to everything is china. we don't know really what kim jong un really wants. but the view is that maybe this is just, as richard has been reporting, trying to show off his military strength and possibly leading to economic reform. china is the only country that can pressure him. secretary kerry was in london meeting with all the foreign ministers, even the russians getting on board on this. and, brian, they are all saying he's got to come here to seoul. they hope he can try to reinforce the commitment to the south koreans so they will not do anything precipitous. if there is an attack they won't retaliate. that's the hope. then on to
. they're keeping everybody out until that area can be searched and secured. we're in west, texas, nbc news. >>> chemical fires are some of the very hardest to fight. nbc bay area's bob redell just spoke with a fire chief on the peninsula who has experience with these particular fires. he joins us live from the newsroom. it's possible that one can make the situation worse when fighting a chemical blast. >> you are correct, especially considering the chemical involved in yesterday's fire. turns out, it doesn't react well at all with father, which is obviously what firefighters were relying on to put out the flames. menlo park fire chief who's talked about the texas city fertilizer explosion that killed hundreds in the 1940s believes yesterday's disaster will become another one for the textbooks. he has questions about how firefighters responded to the fire. >> did they make it better or worse? >> reporter: that plant reportedly stored tens of thousands of pounds of a type of ammonia, extremely flammable and explosive when exposed to water. >> with that type of ammonia, if you add water,
for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. there is nothing like thousands of delayed flights and ruined plans and missed meetings to get the attention of congress right befo they all got on a plane to leave town for a week-long break. they voted on something of a repair job for the so-called sequester budget cuts which affected air traffic controllers which, in turn, have affected flights all across this country. while hardly a profile in courage by this congress, it might be a rare moment of customer service, whatever their motivation. we begin with nbc's tom costello at washington national airport again tonight. hey, tom. good evening. >> reporter: hi, brian. republicans blamed the white house for manufacturing this whole crisis. they say it never needed to happen. the white house saying the republicans have to deal with the sequester. so this entire airline drama manufactured, created by washington is now resolved by washington. the good news if you are traveling soon control towers and radar centers should soon be fully staffed again. >> approaching bravo, 119.12. >> repo
first easter sunday as the leader of the roman catholic church. nbc's claudio has more from st. peter's square. >> reporter: pope francis delivered his first mass in the now traditional style. it is short, simple, somber. in front of more than 250,000 people who came from all over the world to witness his first easter celebrations in a packed st. peter's square, which was also embellished by thousands of flowers provided as per tradition by dutch florists. after mass the pope toured st. peter's square in the open jeep and he went on the central loggia, where he appeared more than two weeks ago, to deliver the traditional blessing, to the city of rome and to the world. he talked about and called out for peace in the middle east, in particular between israelis and palestinians, for an end of violence in the region, especially in iraq and in syria, and called for an easing of tensions in the korean peninsula. nbc news, st. peter's square. >>> like many christians around the nation, the first family attended easter services at a church near the white house today. president obama, first la
sales. nbc's tracie potts is in washington. >> reporter: good morning. we saw her get choked up in chicago and aside from the emotion and we've seen that here in washington, our new nbc/wall street journal" poll numbers show 50% of the country supporting tougher gun laws. those are just the numbers. washington full of emotion on gun control. senator joe manchin with families from the newtown, connecticut school shooting. >> i'm a parent. >> reporter: the first lady talking to students about the tragic shooting. hadiya pendleton. >> i used them to use their lives to give meaning to hadiya's life. >> reporter: and on capitol hill, victoria desocietdesoto, . december 14, 2012. newtown, connecticut. >> reporter: later this morning we'll see if a threatened filibuster will stop or slow down a vote on democrats gun bill but a more likely deal struck by democrat joe manchin and republican pat toomey would expand background checks to include gun shows and online sales. >> to me this isn't gun control this is common sense. >> reporter: that deal also includes ease restrictions on interst
believe their sons are innocent and they say they think they were framed. nbc's adrian long reports from moscow. >> reporter: the father of the two suspects believes they are innocent and told nbc news that he believes they were framed and he's frightened for his younger son. he said he last spoke to the two boys just right after the marathon on monday, 26-year-old tamerlan now deceased and dzhokhar in the hospital, he wanted to make sure they were okay. the mother of the two sons claims that she believes also they are innocent and described them as good curt yous and mode students. >> what i can say, i am pretty sure, like 100% sure this is a setup. my two sons are really innocent and i know that my -- neither of them never, never have talked about whatever they think about now. >> reporter: tamerlan became more religious and was praying five times a day. she last spoke to him in february. >>> president obama went with his national security council at the white house, the team rev w reviewed events in boston for an hour and a half. the head of the cia and fbi briefed the president on t
an opinion about the individuals that did this. but i just haven't let my mind go there at all. >> nbc's pete williams reporting. >>> just in time for the weekend, sequester-fueled flight delays could be over. the house expecting to approve legislation ending those furloughs for air traffic controllers after the senate approved the measure last night. nbc's tracie potts has details from washington for us. tracie, good friday to you. people want to ask this, how soon would the solution take effect? >> reporter: possibly as early as this weekend so maybe you don't have to sit around for one, two and three hours like people did earlier this week. the senate unanimously approved this last night. every democrat and republican voting to shift $253 million from one part of the faa budget to another, money that had been planned for airport improvements and other projects now to pay those air traffic controllers who have been forced to stay home one day every other week because they were home and there were fewer people on the job, airports had to slow down takeoffs and landing, and that's why people
consider it an irreplaceable piece of history. nbc bay area koort joins us live on south street. is there any chance to salvage this? >> reporter: it doesn't look like it, raj. it had been badly damaged and slanted for the last couple of years. there is no word on what will happen. this was the main thorough fair back in if late 1800s and early 1900 pz. today people stop by the snap picture to see what is left of the old faber psychry. >> it's a landmark. that thing has been crooked for a long time. >> when i was a kid, seven, eight years old, we used to go by have our bike fixed, needed a tire or bearings we always came to mr. faber. >> this gentleman here used to help me a lot and he would front me me and i would pay him later. him and his brother were great people. >> if you don't have a lot of money, you could come to fabers and have it put together. >> reporter: the faber family may have been as iconic as the building itself. >> it was a stagecoach stop and people would stop there while they're waiting for the stagecoach, had a bar and had some food and have a couple of pop
reaction this morning but first more on the announcement from nbc's mike taibbi. >> reporter: he was drafted as an inside scoring force. while jason collins is not a star or a starter any more the 12 year pro is something no active player in a major league team sport has ever been, openly gay. >> there are tens of thousands of people before him. he's the first one to come out while playing and say "i'm gay." >> reporter: collins wrote i want to do the right thing and not hide any more. i want to take a stand and say me, too. the reaction hugely positive. from kobe bryant proud of jason, nba commissioner david stern saluted his leadership mantel on this very important issue. and former first daughter chelsea clinton, classmate at stanford, cheered him for having the strength and courage to become the first. first lady michelle obama added "we've got your back." there have been openly gay athletes competing in individual sports. martina navratilova, for one. but in america's team sports gay athletes like baseball's billy bean only came out after they retired. jason collins changed
rate edged down for all the wrong reasons. nbc's tom costello has more on what's going on. >> reporter: from retail to construction it's been six months of an improving jobs picture and economic recovery. but today's numbers were a shocker. >> this is a punch to the gut. this is not a good number. >> reporter: after adding an average of 196,000 jobs in each of the last six months, only 88,000 were added in march. economists hoped for nearly 200,000. the unemployment rate still fell but experts say that's because many people took part-time jobs or gave up looking for work. the white house suggested the looming government sequestration cuts played a role in the bad numbers. >> if you look at the regional coverage of the impacts of sequester it focuses on real people. >> reporter: an estimated 12 million americans are still out of work. among them, single mom lois taheda who was polishing her resumÉ today in rhode island. >> me without a job for a year basically has been the roughest thing ever. just no money at all. >> reporter: to land a job in the growing health care field she's been
okay inside the car abandoned in a drive way across town. the assistant d.a. tells nbc bay area they have dna evidence that places hernandez inside of the car and surveillance footage that shows hernandez knew the baby was in the back seat when she allegedly stole the vehicle. hernandez is supposed to appear in court tomorrow. >>> a richmond grocery store will be shut down for the rest of this night. it was closed after a small explosion. a fire official says around 2:15 this afternoon a repair man was fixing a refrigeration unit when a canister exploded. the worker suffered injuries to his hands. >> after three months patrolling the streets of oakland the sheriff's department is pulling out. the state is stepping in to pick up the slack. nbc bay area's jodi hernandez is now in oakland. >> the chp says it plans to amp up efforts after the almeida county sheriff's department put the brakes on the patrols here. the sheriff says patrolling oakland is risky business and they are simply not getting paid enough to cover their costs. almeida county sheriff's deputies spent the time beh
. reporting live i'm cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. >>> let's turn things over to terry mcsweeney live near the getty mansion where protesters as you can see are awaiting the president's arrival. >> reporter: they are awaiting with a message for him and it is not hello, how are you doing? these people are upset with the president not coming out against the keystone pipeline from canada down to texas. you can see i'm guessing about 800 at this intersection. they have several hundred other intersections occupied, as well. what they are trying to get across is they don't want the pipeline going from canada to the gulf coast to go in. it looks like it may be going in. the folks here are saying even though polls show most americans support this pipeline they want it stopped. supporters say it means gas and oil. opponents say an environmental disaster. i asked the sierra club spokesman what his group wants the president to do. >> it is going to raise the price of gas in the midwest. most of the oil will be exported abroad. and thirdly, this operation is going to destroy a forest the size of engla
here in atherton, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >>> new at a times this morning in the sierra lamar murder case. the man accused of kidnapping and killing her was supposed to be back in court today. nbc bay area's arturo santiago joins us live from san jose with why his arraignment has been continued again. good morning, arturo. >> reporter: good morning, marla. it seems the defense is having some technical difficulty in getting some files and information from the district attorney's office. and because of that, they asked for and were granted a little bit more time before their client enters a plea. antolin garcia-torres wasn't in court as his attorneys asked for his hearing to be continued to two weeks from today. he was arrested back on mai 21st of last year and charged with the kidnapping and murder of 15-year-old sierra lamar. his dna was found on clothing that belonged to sierra lamar and lamar's dna was found in his volkswagen jetta. sierra lamar disappeared on march 16th of last year. her body is still missing massive searches were launched by law enforcement and voluntee
whose 11-year-old son was injured in the blast and is now recovering after emergency surgery. nbc bay area's jodi hernandez is live in martinez. jodi, you spoke with friends of the family? >> reporter: i did, janelle. everyone here is stunned and heart broken about what happened to this little boy. aaron and his family are well known here in martinez. his father is a high school football coach here, his mother is the former manager of the county's emergency alert system. their trip to boston was supposed to be a family adventure. instead it's turned into a nightmare. >> it's hard for me to wrap around this, to be truthful. >> reporter: katherine hern says the past day has been a whirlwind. her 11-year-old grandson, aaron, remains in intensive care in boston after getting hit by shrapnel yesterday as he waited to see his mother cross the finish line. >> they're just kind of stabilizing him and will go back in tomorrow and finish taking care of the shrapnel injury. >> she says hearn, his sister and parents traveled to boston for what was supposed to be a fun family trip, centered around
to come in his future. reporting live from at&t park, mindy bach, nbc bay area bay area. >>> let's head just outside the ballpark where nbc bay area monti francis is still hanging out. fans excited despite the loss today? >> reporter: that's right. inside the ballpark as mindy mentioned the focus was on buster posey. that was the case outside the ballpark as well. >> reporter: the first 40,000 fans to the ballpark this afternoon received a commemorative buster posey bobblehead. so we saw a number of people showing off and even trading their various collector's items outside after the game. one man was offering two tim lincecum bobble heads for every buster posey he could get. fans aren't thinking about opening day anymore but opening weekend. fans we talked to are still riding high after last season world series victory. >> it's almost like fall classic all over again, every opening day is almost like the post-season. it brings that same energy. >> and the fans just are so excited. they're just so excited right now. >> reporter: and of course opening weekend continues tomorrow here at a
that this time could be very different. richard? >> nbc's jim maceda in seoul, thank you so much. >>> now to one of the most gruesome injuries ever seen on live television. players, coaches and fans in attendance were visibly shaken when kevin ware's right leg snapped in two places during the ncaa tournament game against duke. ware fought the pain to tell his teammates to get the victory, and his coach says that was how they overcame the trauma. >> it was very difficult to watch. all he kept saying was "win the game." >> theismann tweeted his best wishes to ware. louisville beat duke to advance to the final four. ware shared this picture of his recovery via twit he after a successful two-hour surgery complete with his louisville final four trophy right under his arm. >>> immigration reform, do they have a deal or not? democrats and republicans say there is a deal. some predicting legislation could be written as early as this week. but at least one republican says not so fast. nbc's tracie potts is in very foggy washington, d.c., right behind her there. good morning to you, tracie. >> reporter: r
to be shown in an effort to prevent this from happening to anyone else. nbc bay area's kimberly thiere with more. >> reporter: the three teenage suspects are being held here. their detention hearings are expected monday or tuesday. the boys, all 16 years old, accused of sexually assaulting 15-year-old audrey potts while she was unconscious at an unsupervised house party september 2. according to authorities, photos were taken of the attack and circulated on line. a week after the assault, audrey took her own life. a vigil has been announced friday at saratoga high school where she and the suspects went to school. it's expected to start at 8:00 p.m. audr audrey's parents have not spoken publicly about the case yet. but a press conference is scheduled for monday. audrey's mother, father, and stepmother are all expected to be there. >> the family's goal is that what happened to audrey never happens again. so hopefully audrey's name being out there and her face being seen and her story being told will help increase social awareness. >> reporter: today the web site for the audrie potts foun
. >> with more now, we go to nbc's chris pallone who joins us from boston. good morning, chris. >> reporter: good morning, richard. obviously a very emotional time here in the city of boston. there's been a huge outpouring of sympathy and grief. all across the city, we've seen several demonstrations of people feeling upset, sad for the families. we've seen some candlelight vigils. you mentioned the 8-year-old victim, martin richard. last night in his hometown of dorchester, thousands of people turned out to hold a vigil to remember his family and to keep them in their prayers. that family is dealing with a realtorible tragedy right now because not only did the young boy die in this attack, but his mother is still in the hospital with a brain injury. his sister lost her leg. so obviously a very difficult time for that family. on the boston common last night, another large gathering, candlelight vigil, people who organized it said they just wanted to do something. they felt like they had to do something to show their support. as we continue on, this investigation will certainly progress, and we'll
bombing investigation. tonight nbc news is reporting the surviving suspect is communicating with investigators with handwritten responses. 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev is unable to speak because of a throat wound. nbc news's pete williams says the suspect is being questioned for brief periods. we don't yet know what he's telling investigators through those written messages. we're also learning the justice department will not file charges against him today as previously thought. that may happen tomorrow. also in boston today, many people stopped to remember the victims and reflect on what has been an overwhelming week in their city. nbc bay area's jay gray has been following the bombings and the aftermath. he has the latest. >> reporter: good evening. investigators continue to clear out areas inside the crime scene, and as more of this city now begins to open, many today were drawn here to the area near egs whe est where it happened ♪ >> reporter: sometimes there's a strength in simply being together. >> people are going to have to band together and be with their loved one
explosives were also found. in an interview for "dateline nbc," the boston police commissioner said that's one reason he thinks the brothers planned other attacks. >> we had to step over unexploded devices they threw at the officers. i can only understand from that that they had other targets. they were going other places. >> reporter: both charges today carry the death penalty as a maximum sentence. it is a long way before the justice department decides to seek it. if it did, he would be, by far, the youngest defendant in a federal death penalty case in modern times. brian? >> pete williams starting us off in our washington newsroom. thanks, as always. >>> in the city of boston today getting back to something approaching normal seemed to be job one, starting with what will forever be the crime scene, boylston street, the finish line at the marathon where the bombs went off. katy tur is there for us this evening. katy, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. at 5:00 the fbi handed over boylston street and the crime scene to the city of boston, officially clearing the way for its
was killed, other explosive devices were also found. in an interview for "dateline" nbc, the boston police commissioner says that's one reason he thinks the brothers planned other attacks. >> we had to step over some unexploded devices that they threw at the officers. and i can only understand from that that they had other targets. they were going other places. >> that was nbc's pete williams. thank you so much. >>> today members of the house will get a top-secret briefing on the boston bombings. while the chair of the senate intelligence committee is demanding that the fbi explain why more was not done to investigate a tip that one of the suspects had possible extremist ties. nbc's luke russert has more on that for us plus heated moments at an immigration hearing. luke, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, richard. an interesting development in the last 24 hours. dianne feinstein, the senator from california who's chair woman of the senate intelligence committee, wants the fbi to tell lawmakers what exactly they were able to find out from tamerlan, the older suspect who's now believed
by their own extremist beliefs and not any terrorist groups. nbc's pete williams has the latest on this case. >> reporter: as dzhokhar tsarnaev lies under guard at a boston hospital now upgraded to fair condition, federal officials say he's told interrogators he and his older brother came up with the plot on their own because they believed the u.s. wars in iraq and afghanistan were an attack on islam. officials say he claims the instructions for making a bomb came from al qaeda's online magazine "inspire" which contained a formula that was similar to make the bombs in boston. an employee at a fireworks company says that records show tamerlan tsarnaev bought fireworks at a store in new hampshire in february. >> it's a little disturbing and unsettling that i had any interaction with him. he was an everyday customer, so i dealt with him the way i would any other customer off the street. >> reporter: several online instructions including the one in "inspire" recommended using the contents of fireworks as a bomb component. 5,000 miles away, fbi agents were in the russian province of dagostan to i
, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >>> this crash brings back horrifying memories for a mother. her daughter was killed three years ago while driving in a neighborhood a few miles away from yesterday's crash. her daughter died on impact after being hit during a race in 2009. snowe was 20 years old at the time and driving home after buying milk and cookies. she wishes parents would teach their teens cars are not toys. >> a car is like a loaded gun to me. you have an accelerator. that is the trigger. if you pull the trigger and shoot, it's the same as driving a car. >> two men, 19 and 22 got the maximum sentence for killing her. >>> a 45 minute chase ends with a damaged patrol car and two people in custody on the peninsula. it started around 9:30 this morning in the santa cruz mountains and came to an end on 280 in redwood city. police in santa cruz began searching for a gray honda involved in a hit and run. the honda was spotted by sheriff's deputies who were able to flatten the car tires and arrest the man and woman inside. the car had been stolen in san jose. >>> san jose's acting
says it wants more evidence. nbc's tracie potts is live for us in washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that's why some lawmakers here on capitol hill say the u.s. needs to send a strong signal not only to the assad regime in syria but also to others who may be watching, and all that's underscored by the new violence there this morning. the country's prime minister survived an assassination attempt today. his convoy was bombed. there are varying reports of other deaths and injuries. now the u.s. has some evidence syria's government may have used chemical weapons on its own people. president obama had called that a red line for action. now he's cautious. >> knowing that potentially chemical weapons have been used inside of syria doesn't tell us when they were used, how they were used. >> reporter: there's pressure from capitol hill to act soon. >> for america to sit on the sidelines and do nothing is a huge mistake. >> more than just syria, iran is paying attention to this. north korea is paying attention to this. >> reporter: but what type of action? a no-fly
the next couple of years. live in san francisco, kim bber tere, nbc news. >>> a few months ago state attorney general harris told us about new legislation that is helping thousands of homeowners to fight foreclosure. however, there are thousands of others here in the bay area who are simply out of luck when it comes to saving their homes. the rules are stacked against them. tonight we have a joint investigation by nbc bay area and the center for investigative reporting. steven joins us tonight from the newsroom. steven? >> reporter: raj, it's been more than a year since 49 states attorneys general settle with the five biggest banks over questionable knorr closure practices. but we found thousands of bay area homeowners still in legal limbo, a quarter of them have been facing foreclosure for three years or more. this process raises questions about how much money the banks are making while the legal process stretches on and on and homeowners to face foreclosure suffer. a family christmas tree stood in the corner of thomas' san ramone home for months after the holidays, a painful remind
of political attention today. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. the details about their possible plans are sketchy, but investigators now say the two brothers, the accused terrorist bombers in boston, were headed here to new york and authorities in this city say their plan was to blow off explosive devices. with one dead and one hospitalized we'll now thankfully never know what would have happened in boston, the damage, the human toll is bad enough. we begin again tonight with our justice correspondent pete williams. >> reporter: investigators say they have been told that while the bombing suspects were fleeing from boston in an suv they carjacked last thursday night, they came up with the idea of driving to new york, taking along a half dozen bombs they had with them. >> in the car, they made a decision to go to new york with the remaining explosive devices they had and to detonate one or more in times square. >> reporter: police say one of the men, dzhokhar tsarnaev, had visited times square at least one time last year. thursday night p
in place. nbc's jodi hernandez is live outside the ballpark. and really, earlier is better. >> reporter: that is right, jessica. the giants will play at home tomorrow since the bombing took place. they want to do everything they can to make sure the ballpark is safe. now, they say what happened in boston is a huge reminder that safety comes first. >> obviously, in light of what happened in boston earlier this week, that is heavy on all of our hearts. and it reminds all of us to take a look at our security procedures. >> reporter: that is why the san francisco giants are ramping up their efforts to keep fans safe. starting tomorrow, fans will notice extra security measures that are normally reserved for playoff games at at&t park. what they saw in the post season and the world baseball classics just last month here, fans will be wanded as they can into the park and their bags will be inspected. >> reporter: security has been stepped up throughout the city. the san francisco police say they're paying extra attention to areas where tourists congregate. they want to make sure what took plac
turn into a criminal investigation. that is the latest in san jose, nbc bay area news. >> that is an absolutely insane crash. thank you very much. >>> so what to do about the broken bolts and will it delay the big bay bridge opening? cal trans updated leaders with a little more than a month to go until the scheduled memorial day unveiling the agency has a lot more questions than answers. jodi hernandez is at the meeting today and gives us the timeline if they have one and now possible new problem. >> reporter: project managers still don't have a solid game plan, a timeline or a price tag on the fixes for those broken bolts while a lot of people are still hoping that the bridge will open on labor day project managers say it will open only when it is ready and not a day sooner. >> we are not trying to get this done to have a party. we are trying to get this bridge done to save people's lives because the old bridge is unsafe in the event of a major quake. >> reporter: transportation leaders say they will do what it takes to make sure the bolts are top notch. they unveiled
are looking for a younger brother and a possible accomplice. let's bring in nbc justice correspondent, pete williams. this is a quickly developing situation. how many people are the police looking for right now? >> i think they're not sure. i think we can say probably three. dzhokah tsarnaev, the person who is the man with the white hat and the marathon bombing on monday. for sure. and then possibly as many as two others. people that are described to us as possible accomplices. the authorities think that they may be in the area. that's one of the reasons for this extraordinary request that all boston residents stay home and off the streets. leaving the city looking pretty much like the day the earth stood still. and they also found a bomb this morning in boston. that was safely disposed of. so you put those factors together, and that is the explanation we're told for why this extraordinary security regime in which people not only in watertown, where they think that satsarnaev is still holed somewhere, possibly where everybody has been gathering and also in the boston area, shutting down the
of cartoonlike figures of u.s. soldiers. nbc's jim maceda is in seoul, south korea. jim, what's the latest on this? >> reporter: hello, richard. well, it seemed yesterday that the crisis had crested somewhat, but now with news of the reopening of the yongbyon nuclear plant, that has got to increase already high levels of tension here. when this relatively small plant, keep in mind, it was generating enough plutonium for one nuclear bomb per year, when it was shut down some six years ago, it was seen, i recall, as a major victory for u.s. diplomacy. is now looks like, however, that leader kim jong-un who says he's angry about new sanctions slapped on the country and ongoing u.s./south korean war games not far from here, it looks like he is undoing any progress that has been made in the past. that said, experts are calling this opening of the plant more symbolic than anything else. much of the plant was destroyed and will need to be completely rebuilt. that could take years. still, they're taking no chances at the pentagon. they confirmed today that the u.s.-guided missile destroyer, the "us
next week. after kim jong-un's latest power play. nbc's richard engel is in seoul. >> reporter: kim jong-un undid years of diplomacy vowing to reopen the yongbyon nuclear reactor, capable of producing enough plutonium to make a nuclear bomb a year. north korea closed it in 2007, even destroying a cooling tower. to show its commitment to a now shattered deal with the u.s. >> if they restart their nuclear facility, yongbyon, that is in direct violation of their international obligations and would be a very serious step. >> reporter: but kim jong-un shows no sign that he's even listening to the outside world. it would be a mistake to dismiss kim as a mere boy emperor stomping his feet. >> people think north korea is unpredictable. it's very predictable. it's power driven. exploit weaknesses. intolerant, uncompromising type of view. >> reporter: north korea lives on this philosophy and not much else. it's desperately poor. famine ravages the countryside. the capital is a modern-looking city of more than 3 million. but look closer. fly over pyongyang using google earth, and you see city
and the department is still trying to figure out a motive. live in san jose, i'm arturo santiago, nbc, bay area news. >> our thoughts and prayers go out to quinn and his family. thank you, arturo. >>> president obama heading west this morning. he's from the white house. first in colorado pushing gun control. then landing in the bay area for what's called a whirlwind trip. this is video from this morning as the president took off from andrews air force base. he's expected to land in denver in an hour and a half. from there he'll get back on "air force one" and land at sfo 5:30. the president set to attend four separate fundraisers during his stay in the bay area. two events today are a cocktail hour in san francisco and a dinner at the getty mansion in pacific heights. tomorrow the president will attend a brumpbl and lunnch and atherton. the democratic committee set up a website where you can buy tickets and rscp for atherton. the brunch reportedly costs about $32,000 per plate. lunch tickets a lot cheaper starting at $1,000 per person. >>> the mayor trying to speed up a long awaited decision to brin
us at nbc bay area. >>> and earlier, president obama was in colorado pushing for new gun control measures. as he spoke, lawmakers in connecticut spent hours debating on what are supposed to be the most restrictive gun laws in the country. it would restrict the high-capacity magazines, expand the checks to all gun sales, fund the security upgrades and improve mental health coverage. it is in response to sandy hook elementary school shooting, that killed 26 children and six adults last december. >> i want the legislature to craft laws that protect people, while not violating the laws for law abiding citizens. >> the word is that congress is considering delaying the debate on new federal gun control proposals. >>> and new details on the bizarre story, the man accused of driving his car through the front of a san jose walmart on easter sunday has apparently done it before. last night we brought you the exclusive pictures of the same man driving his car through a gas station in san jose in december. that led many people to ask why he was not in jail already. now the district attorney'
going over the edge. >> that was nbc's richard engel with that for us. >>> to washington now where the centerpiece of president obama's gun control bill facing an increasingly uncertain fate in the senate. but despite threats of a filibuster on the issue of background checks, the president is not going down without a fight. families of the newtown massacre are lobbying for gun control today, and they traveled there in presidential style. tracie potts is live in washington with the details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president was there yesterday speaking to connecticut residents about the laws that they have changed, hoping that congress here will do the same. take a look as they landed here in washington with the president with the mission of coming to capitol hill today and telling members of congress that everyone in this country who buys a gun needs to get a background check. that's the one part of the president's plan that seems survivable, although it is still up in the air. and we've also learned that mayors against illegal guns, that's the group that mayor
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